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Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, CO 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate64%

Colorado Mesa University Admissions

Colorado Mesa University is not difficult to get into. Colorado Mesa University admitted 64% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 9,740 applications received in 2023, 6,209 students were offered admission.

If you are applying to Colorado Mesa University, the application fee costs $30.

Colorado Mesa University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Colorado Mesa University's admissions stats.

Colorado Mesa University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 2.8%
Mean SAT Score 1050
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 47.7%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 9.9%
Waitlist No

Colorado Mesa University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Colorado Mesa University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Considering Applying Early to Colorado Mesa University?

Colorado Mesa University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Colorado Mesa University Admissions

How Difficult Is It To Get Admitted to Colorado Mesa University?

Colorado Mesa University is a not difficult school to get into. Colorado Mesa University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Colorado Mesa University accepted 64% of students, about 6,209 from the 9,740 applicants.

Schools that are not difficult to get into, like Colorado Mesa University, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT. Admissions to nursing, education programs is program moderately difficult.

Transferring to Colorado Mesa University

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Colorado Mesa University

Colorado Mesa University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Colorado Mesa University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Colorado Mesa University

Wondering what factors are considered by Colorado Mesa University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Class Rank Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Colorado Mesa University for more information on admission factors.

Colorado Mesa University Application Requirements

To apply to Colorado Mesa University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Colorado Mesa University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Colorado Mesa University?

Students admitted to Colorado Mesa University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 74.1% submitted a class rank. At Colorado Mesa University 2.8% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 12% were in the top 25% and 35.1% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Colorado Mesa University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 16.8%
3.75 and 3.99 15.6%
3.50 and 3.74 14.3%
3.25 and 3.49 11.4%
3.00 and 3.24 12.7%
2.50 and 2.9 17.6%
2.00 and 2.49 9.2%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Colorado Mesa University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Colorado Mesa University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 47.7% of Colorado Mesa University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 9.9% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Colorado Mesa University?

To be competitive with other Colorado Mesa University applicants, you should strive to earn between 930 and 1180 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Colorado Mesa University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1180 and 25% of scored lower than 930, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Colorado Mesa University student is 1050.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Colorado Mesa University students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 470 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Colorado Mesa University students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 470 or higher.

To be most competitive at Colorado Mesa University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Colorado Mesa University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Colorado Mesa University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

More Information on Transferring to Colorado Mesa University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Colorado Mesa University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Colorado Mesa University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Colorado Mesa University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Colorado Mesa University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Colorado Mesa University.

Does Colorado Mesa University accept transfer credits?

✅ Colorado Mesa University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Colorado Mesa University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Colorado Mesa University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Colorado Mesa University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Colorado Mesa University?

❌ No, Colorado Mesa University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Colorado Mesa University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Colorado Mesa University is 64%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Colorado Mesa University?

❌ Colorado Mesa University does not offer early decision.

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Colorado Mesa University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Colorado Mesa University? Colorado Mesa University is a less selective institution. The Colorado Mesa University acceptance rate is 64%. This means that the institution accepts 63 out of every 100 applicants.


Colorado Mesa University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Colorado Mesa University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Colorado Mesa University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Colorado Mesa University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

930 - 1180


Math SAT Range

460 - 580


Reading SAT Range

470 - 600

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1180 and Above


930 to 1180


930 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Colorado Mesa University students is 1050. Applicants with SAT scores of 1180 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Colorado Mesa University, while applicants with SAT scores between 930 to 1180 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 930 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Colorado Mesa University.

Colorado Mesa University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Colorado Mesa University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.28. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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